Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Community Healthlink, Inc. Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Worcester.

The Geriatric Team provides behavioral health services, including psychiatric consultation, to nursing homes in Central Massachusetts and MetroWest. Staff include licensed independent clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses, and administrative support staff.

The Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist is responsible for providing psychiatric consultation services to patients of the Community Healthlink Geriatric Services.

Benefits:Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation timeCEU benefits

Life and Disability insurance401k with agency contribution

Wellness activity discounts

Work related travel reimbursement

Responsibilities

  • Complete psychiatric assessments, medication consultations, and follow-up services consistent with the advanced practice agreement with the supervising M.D.

  • Provides each patient, in collaboration with the clinical team, a comprehensive assessment, diagnostic formulation, problem list, treatment plan, and ongoing patient care, further evaluation, consultation and collaboration as necessary to address the safety and treatment needs

  • Provides recommendations for medication to nursing facility medical staff.

  • Works collaboratively as a member of patient-centered treatment teams

  • Maintains all documentation for services provided, with review of information from other providers in the EMR

  • Works in the nursing facilities and rest homes served by the Community Healthlink Geriatric Services.

  • Regularly attend required program meetings

  • Prepare and maintain confidential client documentation

  • Demonstrated knowledge base of senior adults

  • Demonstrated current knowledge of psychiatric medications

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Ability to accurately assess client's presenting concerns

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients, peers, and other professionals

  • Timely and accurate documentation skills

  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Qualifications

  • Certified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Current DPH and DEA Certificates Experience working with a geriatric population

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered and insured automobile for work related purposes including travel between work sites

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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